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  • Best Music Biopics [Link]

    With “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic, coming to theaters August 1 and Andre 3000′s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” following shortly after, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best music biopics ever made. See if your favorites made the impressive list of 30 films, and if there’s any you haven’t seen, be sure to check them out.

  • 50 BEST EPISODES OF ‘THE SIMPSONS’ [Link]

    Every episode of The Simpsons will soon be streaming on the Internet, after a mega-marathon of every episode on FXX next month. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the show, chances are you’ve seen more than a few of the 552 episodes over the past 25 years. And if you are a fan, you probably have plenty of favorites. See how they stack up with this list of the 50 best episodes.

  • HOW THE MOTHER OF ALL SEQUELS CRASHED AND BURNED [Link]

    10 years ago, “The Passion of the Christ” became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest grossing non-English language film of all time. Earning more than $600 million on a budget of only $30 million, it seemed like a no-brainer to capitalize on the success with a sequel. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald decided to followup his huge success with a prequel about Mary. But then some really nefarious characters, including drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers, got involved with the production.

  • Burger King Is Run by Children [Link]

    Daniel Schwartz, the current CEO of fast food giant Burger King is just 33 years old. And he’s not the only young ‘un on the board. The chief financial officer is 28 and the head of investor relations is 29. Conventional wisdom in business holds that the wisdom and experience that comes with age is key, but Burger King is changing the rules. How is it working out for the company and should others follow suit?

  • Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? [Link]

    Aside from a dark period from the 1930s to the early 70s when facial hair had all but disappeared from society, mustaches and sideburns have been a part of baseball since the game began. Thanks to players like Brian Wilson, today you can even find players sporting gloriously gigantic beards. But who reigns supreme in the facially coiffed hall of fame?

  • 5 Previous Attempts To Split Up California [Link]

    California has been in the news recently for billionaire Tim Draper’s proposal to split the state into six smaller states. After receiving more than 800,000 signatures on a petition, the Six Californias Initiavtive will appear on the 2016 ballot. But this isn’t the first attempt to split up the state. The fact is, California is huge and there are many different people with very different ideas on how to run things. Take a look at 5 other times Californians have wanted to break up with each other.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • The Creativity Pill [Link]

    Many sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease who treat their illness with dopamine have reported increased creativity and a sort of compulsion to create artistic works. Is this an effect of the dopamine on their fragile receptors which are not accustomed to the hormone in their usually deprived systems? Could a healthy individual take a dopamine precursor and also experience heightened creativity?

  • The Big Mystery Behind the Great Train Robbery May Finally Have Been Solved [Link]

    Early in the morning on August 8, 1963, a gang of 15 men robbed a Royal Mail train traveling between Glasgow and London. The thieves made off with over £2.6 million (about $78 million today) and although most of the gang would be arrested and convicted, the bulk of the money was never recovered. The only part of the caper that remained a mystery all these years was the identity of the postal service insider, known only as “the Ulsterman.” Now, after more than 50 years, his identity has been revealed.

  • 25 Foods You Must Have in Your Kitchen [Link]

    Cold cereal in the morning, tuna fish sandwich for lunch, and some macaroni and cheese for dinner is great when you’re just starting out on your own, but it’s no way to live. You’re a grown up now and it’s time your kitchen reflected that. Get rid of those frozen pizzas, premade salads, and snack foods taking up all your fridge and cabinet space and stock up with these 25 essentials. You won’t know how you ever survived without them.

  • The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries [Link]

    At the end of June, the US had 3,040 operating breweries, the highest number since the 1870s. Of course, in the 1870s, with their archaic technology, there wasn’t nearly as much beer being produced. This is quite a milestone for a nation that saw just 80 breweries in operation in 1980. But what does this mean for the business? Is this beer bubble about to burst? Should I hold off on brewing my own Cooch Hooch?

  • Speed-Dating in the Time of Tinder [Link]

    When the speed-dating craze first hit, people were overwhelmed with how many potential mates they were introduced to in such a short time. 10 “dates” within the span of the event was overwhelming! But times have changed and with online dating and apps like Tinder and Grindr, you now have millions of matches at your fingertips. Can speed-dating still survive? How can speed-dating businesses compete for the attention of 20-somethings?

  • The Myth of the Alpha Male [Link]

    Everyone knows that there are two types of men—alphas and betas. The alphas are powerful and have their choice of any woman while the betas get walked all over. It’s a simple theory, gleamed from observing animals like chimps and wolves, and it has been applied to humans for ages. But is it really that simple? Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute, doesn’t think so. 

  • The Geographic Legacy of ‘Seinfeld’ [Link]

    “Seinfeld” is constantly cited as the greatest sitcom of the 90s if not of all time and its reruns still attract plenty of viewers in syndication. Thanks to exteriors shot in New York City and references to real locales, NYC tourism owes a little something to the “show about nothing,” too. Unfortunately, the sitcom, which premiered 25 years ago and ended its run in 1998, mentions many places that no longer exist. Find out which Seinfeld locations are still standing and what happened to the rest.

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes [Link]

    July 4 is the perfect day to cook out, with fireworks, friends, and beer all day long. Unless Hurricane Arthur is currently kicking your ass, you have no excuse for not firing up the barbecue. And since we’re celebrating America, why not try a recipe from one of our greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway? Here’s one of Papa’s favorites, bacon-wrapped trout.

  • 8 OF THE MOST PATRIOTIC ALCOHOLIC DRINKS YOU CAN HAVE ON THE 4TH OF JULY [Link]

    With the 4th of July weekend about to begin, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself imbibing an alcoholic beverage in the next three days. But since we’ll be celebrating America, you’ll want to make sure you’re drinking something patriotic and not committing a faux pas, sipping on a cognac with your pinky in the air. So look through this list and be sure to drink like a true American. You can go without your Islay single malt for one weekend.

  • The Surprising Lessons Of Drunk History [Link]

    “Drunk History” was one of the best sketches on Funny or Die and we were incredibly excited when Comedy Central picked it up as a 30-minute TV show last year. With season 2 just beginning, now is the perfect time to learn a little bit about how the show came about and what it’s like making each hilarious episode. Let writer Emily Zemler, who portrays Janis Joplin on an episode airing July 15, show you how much of the show is comedy and how much is real history. 

  • Find the Cleanest Beach—Near You [Link]

    Summer is here and that means everybody will be squeezing their pale, out of shape winter bodies into their bathing suits and head out to the beach. But while most people were away for the season, some derelicts and ne’er-do-wells were littering your favorite beach with their industrial waste or drug paraphernalia. What are you to do? How about checking out this list of the cleanest beaches across the country? There’s even a map that will show you how clean all your local beaches really are according to the EPA.

  • Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature G.I. Joe and Barbie [Link]

    The first draft of Pixar’s classic “Toy Story” was completed in 1991 and the script has almost absolutely nothing in common with the final product released in 1995. Woody and Buzz are nowhere to be found, with the main characters instead being a one-man band named Tinny and a ventriloquist’s dummy. And that’s just the beginning of a long journey that took 3 years before Disney would even greenlight the project. 

  • 8 Helpful Tips for Firework Photography [Link]

    Summer is here, which means plenty of outdoor celebrations featuring lots of fireworks. Now that just about everyone has access to a billion-gigapixel camera, we’d like to make the most of it and capture photos that look a little better than those we took with our Ninja Turtle cameras in 1991. But fireworks can be tough to photograph. Take a look at these 8 tips and capture some memories that all your 4th of July partying won’t erase.

  • Why Top NBA Draft Picks So Often Disappoint [Link]

    After a season ranking them number 9 in worst point differential of the last 40 years of NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers are actually celebrating. That’s becuase their terrible season won them third choice in the draft. Now they’ll be able to get a top pick and turn their luck around, right? Managers have convinced the fans that it will all work out, but history says differently. The top picks often don’t turn out to be the superstars they’re predicted to be.

  • 4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking—and How to Get Them [Link]

    It seems like every single day we are told about a new superfood that we need if we don’t want to get fat or die from every cancer known to man. The fact is, we just need to focus on eating healthier and smarter. With a few simple tweaks, we can get a lot healthier without investing in the latest fruit we never heard of from a place with a name out of a Tolkien fantasy. Learn about the 4 nutrients most of us are lacking and use these simple tips to add them to your diet. 

  • Find these Beers Hidden in Paris and the French Countryside

    Two years ago, Smithsonian writer Alastair Bland hid bottles of beer and hard cider throughout southern France and invited readers to find them with just one request: leave a beer in its place for a future scavenger to find. Bland then expanded his “Find the Beer” game to the United States, hiding beers in California and the Pacific Northwest. Recently, he found himself back in southern France and decided to see what beers readers have left behind in his hiding spots. He also decided to hide some more around France.

  • HOW LOUIS C.K. AND 4 OTHER FAMOUS COMICS SPENT THEIR UNKNOWN YEARS [Link]

    Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, and Bill Hader are all huge names in comedy these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Go through these timelines of each comedian’s career and you’ll be surprised at how many times you saw these funny folks before you ever actually recognized them. Louis CK with no hair on his face but plenty on his head? Sarah Silverman on Star Trek Voyager? Nick Kroll as a Geico caveman? Yikes.

  • How Millennials Are Changing Travel [Link]

    When we were growing up, vacations meant little more than beaches and theme parks, with international travel thought to be a luxury only the wealthy could afford. But that is all changing thanks to millennials. 20% of international tourists, about 200 million people, are between the ages of 16 and 34. These young travelers generate $180 billion a year in tourism revenue, an increase of 30% since 2007. But to what do we owe this drastic change? What makes the millennial generation so driven to travel the world and what does it mean for the future?

  • World Cup scandal! The unbelievable plot to eliminate Brazil [Link]

    25 years ago, Brazil and Chile faced off in a match where the winner would go to the 1990 World Cup. With Brazil up 1-0 and just 20 minutes left, things were looking good for the country, playing on home turf in Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Then a flare from the crowd struck Chile goalkeeper Roberto Rojas. Would Brazil be eliminated because of the accident? Or was there something more sinister in the works?

  • The 8 Newest—and Craziest—Adventure Run Obstacles [Link]

    With the success of adventure races like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash, more and more companies are springing up and trying to carve their own niche in the industry. To stay fresh and exciting, these races must develop unique and extreme obstacles to attract adrenaline-junky adventure racers. See what these insane new obstacles entail and how to train for them here so you can plan your races this summer.

  • Team USA 101: 5 Things You Should Know Before The Game [Link]

    Team USA faces Ghana in their first match of the 2014 World Cup later today. Being a patriotic American, you undoubtedly want to watch the match and support the team. Also, being an American means you probably don’t k now much, if anything, about our soccer team. But don’t worry your xenophobic little head! Read this primer that will prepare you for the match enough that you won’t feel totally lost while watching.

  • World Cup Team Stereotypes: Separating Fact from Fiction [Link]

    In just a few hours, the 2014 World Cup is set to begin. Although you can never be positive about what is going to happen, many soccer fans have preconceived notions about each country’s team that they repeat ad nauseam. The only problem? These stereotypes can be pretty far off. Take a look at these 11 teams who are the victims of reputations that aren’t too accurate these days.

  • The 10 Best Cities In America To Be Single (And Ready To Mingle) [Link]

    Do you constantly find yourself wondering why everyone around you seems to be a couple yet you’re still single? Is it your greasy hair? Chronic halitosis? Bad attitude? Nah, it’s probably just the city you’re in. Well you’re in luck, ugly, because Rent.com calculated the 10 best cities for singles based on the percentage of singles over 20 along with the availability of nightlife. If your city isn’t on the list, better get packing. If it is…maybe it’s time you work on yourself a bit.

  • National Doughnut Day Traces Its Roots To the Salvation Army And World War I [Link]

    The first Friday of every June marks National Doughnut Day, a holiday in which many doughnut (or donut) purveyors will entice us with free fried goodness. While indulging in your favorite variety of doughnut today, take a moment to learn just how the treat, a variation of the Dutch olykoecks, or oily cakes, came to prominence in the USA. Hint: It involves the Salvation Army and World War I.